Last Post - Ieper - 12/07/2007
After the visit of HM Queen
Elisabeth, HRH Prince Philip and HM Queen Paola, the official
ceremony '90 years battle of Passchendaele - 80 years Menin
Gate' took place at 6 PM at the Menin
Na het bezoek van HKH Koningin
Elisabeth, ZKH Prince Philip en HM Koningin Paola, vond
de officiële ceremenie '90 jaar slag van Passendale -
80 jaar Menenpoort' plaats om 18.00 uur aan de Menenpoort.
Aankomst van de vlaggendragers.
Bugler Antoine Verschoot and Jackie Platteeuw from the Last
Post Association. At the right, arrival of the band of
the Royal Marine.
Arrival of the distinguished guests for this ceremony:
Minister Thomson and the ambassador of Canada
at the right minister Des Browne of the UK
at the right the Governor-General of New Zealand, Mr Anand
at the right Governor-General of Australia, Major General
Peter Slosse, head of the Tourist Department of the city
of Ypres, is the master of ceremony.
Address by Mr Benoit Mottire, chairman of the Last
At the left Mayor Luc Dehaene of Ieper between the two Governors-General.
Address by the Governor-General of Australia, Major General
Bisschop Roger Vangheluwe of Brugge says a prayer.
A part of the Memorial Gate Suite is being played.
Laying the wreaths.
Poppies come down.
The Reveille is played followed by a short address by the
Governor-General of New Zealand, Mr Anand Satyanand.
Signing the book of honour.
The bands head for the market square.
Some pictures after the ceremony.
And after this ceremony, it was time for the daily Last Post
at 8 PM.
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